Radiometric dating of the Siloam Tunnel, Jerusalem.

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      The historical credibility of texts from the Bible is often debated when compared with Iron Age archaeological finds (refs . 1, 2 and references therein). Modern scientific methods may, in principle, be used to independently date structures that seem to be mentioned in the biblical text, to evaluate its historical authenticity. In reality, however, this approach is extremely difficult because of poor archaeological preservation, uncertainty in identification, scarcity of datable materials, and restricted scientific access into well-identified worship sites. Because of these problems, no well-identified Biblical structure has been radiometrically dated until now. Here we report radiocarbon and U-Th dating of the Siloam Tunnel, proving its Iron Age II date; we conclude that the Biblical text presents an accurate historic record of the Siloam Tunnel's construction. Being one of the longest ancient water tunnels lacking intermediate shafts, dating the Siloam Tunnel is a key to determining where and when this technological breakthrough took place. Siloam Tunnel dating also refutes a claim that the tunnel was constructed in the second century bc. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      0028-0836
    • Accession Number:
      10.1038/nature01875
    • Accession Number:
      10800552
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    • ABNT:
      FRUMKIN, A.; SHIMRON, A.; ROSENBAUM, J. Radiometric dating of the Siloam Tunnel, Jerusalem. Nature, [s. l.], v. 425, n. 6954, p. 169, 2003. DOI 10.1038/nature01875. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=10800552. Acesso em: 27 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Frumkin A, Shimron A, Rosenbaum J. Radiometric dating of the Siloam Tunnel, Jerusalem. Nature. 2003;425(6954):169. doi:10.1038/nature01875
    • APA:
      Frumkin, A., Shimron, A., & Rosenbaum, J. (2003). Radiometric dating of the Siloam Tunnel, Jerusalem. Nature, 425(6954), 169. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature01875
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Frumkin, Amos, Aryeh Shimron, and Jeff Rosenbaum. 2003. “Radiometric Dating of the Siloam Tunnel, Jerusalem.” Nature 425 (6954): 169. doi:10.1038/nature01875.
    • Harvard:
      Frumkin, A., Shimron, A. and Rosenbaum, J. (2003) ‘Radiometric dating of the Siloam Tunnel, Jerusalem’, Nature, 425(6954), p. 169. doi: 10.1038/nature01875.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Frumkin, A, Shimron, A & Rosenbaum, J 2003, ‘Radiometric dating of the Siloam Tunnel, Jerusalem’, Nature, vol. 425, no. 6954, p. 169, viewed 27 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Frumkin, Amos, et al. “Radiometric Dating of the Siloam Tunnel, Jerusalem.” Nature, vol. 425, no. 6954, Sept. 2003, p. 169. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1038/nature01875.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Frumkin, Amos, Aryeh Shimron, and Jeff Rosenbaum. “Radiometric Dating of the Siloam Tunnel, Jerusalem.” Nature 425, no. 6954 (September 11, 2003): 169. doi:10.1038/nature01875.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Frumkin A, Shimron A, Rosenbaum J. Radiometric dating of the Siloam Tunnel, Jerusalem. Nature [Internet]. 2003 Sep 11 [cited 2020 Nov 27];425(6954):169. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=10800552